ISLAMABAD: The ongoing phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will bring about socio-economic benefits for the welfare of people, said Minister for Planning, Development and Reform and Special Initiative Asad Umar.
In a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing on Friday, the minister noted that the bilateral framework agreements have now entered the second phase with focus on poverty alleviation, agriculture and industrial cooperation.
Umar stated that CPEC offered enormous potential for boosting the national economy and reducing poverty. Both dignitaries discussed the future projects which would be included in CPEC. Yao congratulated the minister on assuming the office of federal minister for planning.
He expressed satisfaction over the progress on CPEC projects, noting that the pace of work on CPEC projects has accelerated after the current government came to power and hoped that the bilateral partnership between the two friendly countries will strengthen further in future.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2019.
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